Gov. Perdue won’t seek re-election

Please see the following statement from Governor Bev Perdue:

Like the rest of the nation, North Carolina has been facing difficult economic times — demanding many difficult decisions.  I have had to make painful budget cuts in important areas of government.  But I believe I have approached this challenge in a way that is consistent with my values and the values that have made our state a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  I have spent my tenure in office – and, in fact, my adult lifetime – fighting for things that I care deeply about.  And as anyone who knows me will tell you, I do not back down from tough fights. Continue reading

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Queen’s Grant (K-8) to hold Open House

Queen’s Grant Community Charter (K-8th grade) School will hold its final Open House event for the 2012-13 school year. If interested, go to the web site’s main page, and look under the heading “get to know us” and then click on the (All Events-Tab). Once there an interested parent will see the 2011-12 Events Schedule. Click on the RSVP link for this event. There will be an Enrollment Information Meeting Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 pm (sign-in at 6:15 pm). End of Open Enrollment deadline to apply for the (2012-13) school year is Tuesday, February 28 at 4:30 pm.

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Orzescu named Recruiter of the Year

Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class (AM1) Robert Orzescu who lives in Mint Hill has been named Raleigh Navy ROTC Enlisted Recruiter of the Year.
Orzescu was looking for a way to do more with his life eight years ago as well as a chance to serve his country. He chose a career with the United States Navy and traveled around the world in countries including Malta, Dubai and Bahrain. Continue reading

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Fire in Mint Hill Shopping Center last Tuesday

A fire began in the Sizzling Wok Restaurant in the Mint Hill Shopping Center last Tuesday morning. The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded and people from the other stores in the center were evacuated. The fire was not as serious as it could have been, according to a MHVFD spokesperson, because of the fire suppression system in the building. At press time, the gas lines were being shut off and the Health Inspector was making a decision about whther or not to let people return to the building. The fire is under investigation by the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall’s Office.

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